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The Side Door Saloon

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Pub, American, Bar
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1200 N US Highway 31, Petoskey, MI 49770-9399
12313479291
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved my whitefish sandwich and a glass of Chardonnay! The food and service was perfect. It's the first place we stop at when we are in Petoskey!

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Thank Sheila M
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you for the stopping by again, we appreciate your business and your kind words. More 

Shreveport, Louisiana
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Over the years this has been a pretty nice place. Atmosphere still good. Understand it is not under new ownership, and it showed. The chicken raspberry salad was nice. Hamburger was pretty good, but the place did not serve fries or any side other than chips. When someone in our party asked for a side salad we were advise they... More 

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Thank Charles G
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this review

Charles, The shortcomings that you talk about (no fries and no side salad) have NEVER been offered here at The Side Door Saloon. There is a reason that the previous owners never offered a side salad. We did not want to rush and put side salads in without going through an entire year to understand the business model. The business... More 

Boyne City, Michigan
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118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place has a simple, pub-like atmosphere and we expected a typical "bar burger". However, we were pleasantly surprised by a very tasty, gourmet burger. We will definitely return.

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Thank Bryan M
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this review

Our staff takes great pride provide in the quality of food and service that we provide. Thank you for visiting and leaving your comments, it is greatly appreciated. More 

Hernando, Florida
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

New owners do not disappoint ! The twin tails on Tuesday's is absolutely the very best , cooked perfectly & oh so sweet . The whitefish is a speciality & it holds up to its reputation . A little loud any time after 6pm so arrive early if you prefer a quiet dinner . The staff is efficient & nice... More 

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Thank WL H
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great comments, the Twin Lobster Tails that we sell on Tuesdays are very popular. Thanks for visiting! Don More 

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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pub came highly recommended by local people, so maybe we were expecting too much. It says, they have award winning burgers, but we thought they were only average...and who serves burgers but does not have french fries on the menu? The staff where exceptional.

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Thank C L
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this review

CL, Thanks for visiting and leaving your comments. We have been voted best burger for over 10 years in a row, we sell A LOT of burgers and best known for our Olive Burger. I'm sorry we fell short of your expectations. As for not having french fries, we never have had them and most likely will not have them... More 

Hyde park
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here three times this summer. The new owners have basically the same menu. Burgers are good and so is the Mexican fare. On Tuesday they have lobster which is a big hit. We will return

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Thank rtbutlerjr
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and for the great review, our staff has done an amazing job! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Petoskey, Michigan
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We (a group of six) had dinner in the outdoor patio. The service was prompt and continually helpful. The food was good. The only complaint is that it was a little too hot outside but that is obviously not the restaurant's fault.

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Thank Larry W
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting, we appreciate your business very much! It's been a good year for the patio, hopefully the high humidity goes away soon. Thanks again! More 

Oxford, Michigan
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134 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic olive burgers! Very reasonable prices and great service.Local fresh hand made patties. We will be back!

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Thank Snoil54
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by, we appreciate your business! More 

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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We had a party of 8 and had elderly people in our group. The food was good but the waitress was so slow. She brought water but no menus. I got up to get them and the manager helped me. I had to ask to have our order taken ta ken. We were not in a hurry but we were... More 

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Thank Marilyn N
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and leaving a review, we appreciate the feedback very much. I specifically remember your group because I am the one that handed the menus out to you. I apologize for the delay in service at this point which was only a few minutes delay. I did speak to my staff about this so it does not happen... More 

Michigan
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We bypassed this restaurant many times because of what it looked like on the outside. What we found on the inside was a very friendly waitress, Betty, and a wonderful white fish dinner. This place is nothing fancy, but the place was super busy, which speaks for itself. I would recommend this place. Give it a try...you will like it.

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Thank Julianne S
Don D, Owner at The Side Door Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you very much for stopping in. Betty is a wonderful server. We are very fortunate to have Betty and so many other great people on our staff. Thanks again for visiting and for leaving the great comments. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $20
Cuisine
Pub, American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 N US Highway 31, Petoskey, MI 49770-9399
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: 12313479291

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?